'Refuge' in the Bible
The cities which you shall give to the Levites shall be the six cities of refuge, which you shall give for the manslayer to flee to; and in addition to them you shall give forty-two cities.
then you shall select for yourselves cities to be your cities of refuge, that the manslayer who has killed any person unintentionally may flee there.
The cities shall be to you as a refuge from the avenger, so that the manslayer will not die until he stands before the congregation for trial.
The cities which you are to give shall be your six cities of refuge.
You shall give three cities across the Jordan and three cities in the land of Canaan; they are to be cities of refuge.
These six cities shall be for refuge for the sons of Israel, and for the alien and for the sojourner among them; that anyone who kills a person unintentionally may flee there.
The congregation shall deliver the manslayer from the hand of the blood avenger, and the congregation shall restore him to his city of refuge to which he fled; and he shall live in it until the death of the high priest who was anointed with the holy oil.
But if the manslayer at any time goes beyond the border of his city of refuge to which he may flee,
and the blood avenger finds him outside the border of his city of refuge, and the blood avenger kills the manslayer, he will not be guilty of blood
because he should have remained in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest. But after the death of the high priest the manslayer shall return to the land of his possession.
You shall not take ransom for him who has fled to his city of refuge, that he may return to live in the land before the death of the priest.
“And He will say, ‘Where are their gods,The rock in which they sought refuge?
“Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘Designate the cities of refuge, of which I spoke to you through Moses,
that the manslayer who kills any person unintentionally, without premeditation, may flee there, and they shall become your refuge from the avenger of blood.
So to the sons of Aaron the priest they gave Hebron, the city of refuge for the manslayer, with its pasture lands, and Libnah with its pasture lands,
They gave them Shechem, the city of refuge for the manslayer, with its pasture lands, in the hill country of Ephraim, and Gezer with its pasture lands,
To the sons of Gershon, one of the families of the Levites, from the half-tribe of Manasseh, they gave Golan in Bashan, the city of refuge for the manslayer, with its pasture lands, and Be-eshterah with its pasture lands; two cities.
From the tribe of Naphtali, they gave Kedesh in Galilee, the city of refuge for the manslayer, with its pasture lands and Hammoth-dor with its pasture lands and Kartan with its pasture lands; three cities.
From the tribe of Gad, they gave Ramoth in Gilead, the city of refuge for the manslayer, with its pasture lands and Mahanaim with its pasture lands,
The bramble said to the trees, ‘If in truth you are anointing me as king over you, come and take refuge in my shade; but if not, may fire come out from the bramble and consume the cedars of Lebanon.’
May the Lord reward your work, and your wages be full from the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to seek refuge.”
My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge;My savior, You save me from violence.
“As for God, His way is blameless;The word of the Lord is tested;He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
To the sons of Aaron they gave the following cities of refuge: Hebron, Libnah also with its pasture lands, Jattir, Eshtemoa with its pasture lands,
They gave to them the following cities of refuge: Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim with its pasture lands, Gezer also with its pasture lands,
Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way,For His wrath may soon be kindled.How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!
But let all who take refuge in You be glad,Let them ever sing for joy;And may You shelter them,That those who love Your name may exult in You.
A Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning Cush, a Benjamite.O Lord my God, in You I have taken refuge;Save me from all those who pursue me, and deliver me,
For the choir director. A Psalm of David.In the Lord I take refuge;How can you say to my soul, “Flee as a bird to your mountain;
You would put to shame the counsel of the afflicted,But the Lord is his refuge.
A Mikhtam of David.Preserve me, O God, for I take refuge in You.
Wondrously show Your lovingkindness,O Savior of those who take refuge at Your right handFrom those who rise up against them.
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge;My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
As for God, His way is blameless;The word of the Lord is tried;He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
Guard my soul and deliver me;Do not let me be ashamed, for I take refuge in You.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David.In You, O Lord, I have taken refuge;Let me never be ashamed;In Your righteousness deliver me.
How great is Your goodness,Which You have stored up for those who fear You,Which You have wrought for those who take refuge in You,Before the sons of men!
O taste and see that the Lord is good;How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
The Lord redeems the soul of His servants,And none of those who take refuge in Him will be condemned.
How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God!And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.
The Lord helps them and delivers them;He delivers them from the wicked and saves them,Because they take refuge in Him.
For the choir director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah, set to Alamoth. A Song.God is our refuge and strength,A very present help in trouble.
“Behold, the man who would not make God his refuge,But trusted in the abundance of his richesAnd was strong in his evil desire.”
“I would hasten to my place of refugeFrom the stormy wind and tempest.”
For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave.Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me,For my soul takes refuge in You;And in the shadow of Your wings I will take refugeUntil destruction passes by.
But as for me, I shall sing of Your strength;Yes, I shall joyfully sing of Your lovingkindness in the morning,For You have been my strongholdAnd a refuge in the day of my distress.
For You have been a refuge for me,A tower of strength against the enemy.
On God my salvation and my glory rest;The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God.
Trust in Him at all times, O people;Pour out your heart before Him;God is a refuge for us. Selah.
The righteous man will be glad in the Lord and will take refuge in Him;And all the upright in heart will glory.
But as for me, the nearness of God is my good;I have made the Lord God my refuge,That I may tell of all Your works.
I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,My God, in whom I trust!”
He will cover you with His pinions,And under His wings you may seek refuge;His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.
For you have made the Lord, my refuge,Even the Most High, your dwelling place.
But the Lord has been my stronghold,And my God the rock of my refuge.
The high mountains are for the wild goats;The cliffs are a refuge for the shephanim.
It is better to take refuge in the LordThan to trust in man.
It is better to take refuge in the LordThan to trust in princes.
For my eyes are toward You, O God, the Lord;In You I take refuge; do not leave me defenseless.
I cried out to You, O Lord;I said, “You are my refuge,My portion in the land of the living.
Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies;I take refuge in You.
My lovingkindness and my fortress,My stronghold and my deliverer,My shield and He in whom I take refuge,Who subdues my people under me.
In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence,And his children will have refuge.
The wicked is thrust down by his wrongdoing,But the righteous has a refuge when he dies.
Every word of God is tested;He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.
There will be a shelter to give shade from the heat by day, and refuge and protection from the storm and the rain.
“How then will one answer the messengers of the nation?That the Lord has founded Zion,And the afflicted of His people will seek refuge in it.”
For you have forgotten the God of your salvationAnd have not remembered the rock of your refuge.Therefore you plant delightful plantsAnd set them with vine slips of a strange god.
For You have been a defense for the helpless,A defense for the needy in his distress,A refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat;For the breath of the ruthlessIs like a rain storm against a wall.
Because you have said, “We have made a covenant with death,And with Sheol we have made a pact.The overwhelming scourge will not reach us when it passes by,For we have made falsehood our refuge and we have concealed ourselves with deception.”
“I will make justice the measuring lineAnd righteousness the level;Then hail will sweep away the refuge of liesAnd the waters will overflow the secret place.
Who proceed down to EgyptWithout consulting Me,To take refuge in the safety of PharaohAnd to seek shelter in the shadow of Egypt!
Each will be like a refuge from the windAnd a shelter from the storm,Like streams of water in a dry country,Like the shade of a huge rock in a parched land.
He will dwell on the heights,His refuge will be the impregnable rock;His bread will be given him,His water will be sure.
“When you cry out, let your collection of idols deliver you.But the wind will carry all of them up,And a breath will take them away.But he who takes refuge in Me will inherit the landAnd will possess My holy mountain.”
“Lift up a standard toward Zion!Seek refuge, do not stand still,For I am bringing evil from the north,And great destruction.
O Lord, my strength and my stronghold,And my refuge in the day of distress,To You the nations will comeFrom the ends of the earth and say,“Our fathers have inherited nothing but falsehood,Futility and things of no profit.”
Do not be a terror to me;You are my refuge in the day of disaster.
“Why have I seen it?They are terrified,They are drawing back,And their mighty men are defeatedAnd have taken refuge in flight,Without facing back;Terror is on every side!”Declares the Lord.
The Lord roars from ZionAnd utters His voice from Jerusalem,And the heavens and the earth tremble.But the Lord is a refuge for His peopleAnd a stronghold to the sons of Israel.
The Lord is good,A stronghold in the day of trouble,And He knows those who take refuge in Him.
You too will become drunk,You will be hidden.You too will search for a refuge from the enemy.
“But I will leave among youA humble and lowly people,And they will take refuge in the name of the Lord.
so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us.
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